Islamification of YouTube

The media has been blasted publishing cartoons of Mohammad, A teacher was arrested and almost faced death for her class naming a teddy bear Mohammad, Wikipedia has been lambasted for displaying art which depicts Mohammad and now the latest causualty of the Islamic war on Free Speech, YouTube…

Pakistan’s government has banned access to the video-sharing Web site YouTube because of anti-Islamic movies that users have posted on the site, an official said Sunday.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told the country’s 70 Internet service providers Friday that the popular Web site would be blocked until further notice.

The authority did not specify what the offensive material was, but a PTA official said the ban concerned a movie trailer for an upcoming film by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who has said he plans to release an anti-Koran movie portraying the religion as fascist and prone to inciting violence against women and homosexuals.

The PTA official, who asked not to be identified because he was not an official spokesman, said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority also blocks Web sites that show controversial drawings of the Prophet Muhammad. The drawings were originally printed in European newspapers in 2006 and were reprinted by some papers last week.

The PTA urged Web users to write to YouTube and request the removal of the objectionable movies, saying authorities would stop blocking the site once that happened. /**/

Pakistan is not the only country to have blocked access to YouTube.

In January, a court in Turkey blocked the site because some video clips allegedly insulted the country’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. It is illegal to insult Ataturk in Turkey.

Last spring the Thai government banned the site for about four months because of clips seen as offensive to Thailand’s revered monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Moroccans last year were unable to access YouTube after users posted videos critical of Morocco’s treatment of the people of Western Sahara, a territory Morocco took control of in 1975.

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Google Relists Articles From InnerCity Press – Who Is Really Behind The Censorship Though

Google has brought back news articles from Inner City Press after having “accidentally” removing them. Inner City is known for publishing news that is critical of the UN, so who was really behind it? I think any half way intelligent person can figure this out. With all of the problems the UN has created for itself, it really needs to just go away…

NEW YORK  —  Google News quietly reinstated Tuesday the articles of a news service that routinely exposes U.N. corruption, a day after FOXNews.com ran a story about the Internet giant’s decision to remove Inner City Press from its search engine.

Inner City Press returned to the Google News search late in the day, but much sooner than the “couple weeks” a Google representative had promised. The week of stories the news service ran since Google News dropped it on Feb. 13 were not restored.

The news outlet, run by journalist Matthew Lee, has been critical of the U.N. and internal corruption within the organization. Lee was informed that Google News would drop his organization in a Feb. 8 e-mail.

Click here to read more at Inner City Press.

Someone complained to Google early this month that Inner City Press was a one-man operation, violating the Google News ground rule that news organizations listed must have two or more employees, according to Gabriel Stricker, a Google spokesman.

Lee, who insists his organization has appropriate staff, believes someone within the U.N. pressured Google to drop him. The U.N. denies the charges.

Speaking at a press briefing Tuesday, Marie Okabe, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General said, “The Secretary-General has often spoken out in favor of press freedom and will continue to do so, but that insinuating that he, or his staff, is linked to the decision taken by Google News to de-list Inner City Press is blatantly false and misleading.”

Since 2005, Lee’s been focusing almost entirely on stories that deal with internal corruption inside the U.N., posting several stories online almost daily.

He’s been especially interested in the inner workings of what could be called the practical-applications arm of the international organization, the United Nations Development Programme.

Google said the “de-listing” was due to a misunderstanding and agreed to restore Inner City Press stories to the Google News service.

The reaction to the de-listing, however temporary, had been furious. The non-profit Government Accountability Project lambasted the company, calling Inner City Press “the most effective and important media organization for U.N. whistleblowers.”

Saudi Arrested Blogger Fouad al-Farhan

Saudi Arabia has arrested Blogger Fouad al-Farhan, who runs alfarhan.org,  because he was a threat to the “kingdom”, because he supportes advocates the government has deemed as terrorists. The US government has express concern over the arrest of this well known Saudi Blogger, lending to speculation that the people he is supporting are not terrorists, but rather critics of the Saudi Government…

Dissent against the Saudi government and royal family is surely terrorism…

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Bush administration has brought its concerns about the detention of a well-known blogger to the Saudi Arabian government at “a relatively senior level,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Thursday.

McCormack, speaking at his regular midday briefing, said the message delivered “was pretty clear.”

“The U.S. stands for freedom of expression,” he said. “It is an important element of any thriving society. It’s a cornerstone of any democratic society. Wherever people are seeking to express themselves, via the Internet or via other areas, whether in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere in the world, we stand with that freedom of expression and that was our message to the Saudi government.”

Fouad al-Farhan, 32, was arrested December 10 “because he violated the regulations of the kingdom,” a spokesman for the Interior Ministry told CNN Wednesday.

In an e-mail posted on his Web site since his arrest, however, al-Farhan told friends that he faced arrest for his support of 10 reform advocates the Saudi government accuses of supporting terrorism.

In the e-mail, al-Farhan said a senior Interior Ministry official promised he would remain in custody for three days at most if he agreed to sign a letter of apology.

“I’m not sure if I’m ready to do that,” he said. “An apology for what? Apologizing because I said the government is (a) liar when they accused those guys to be supporting terrorism?”

Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Riyadh, told CNN that al-Farhan “is being interrogated for local law violations” and could be released soon.

“The violation is not a security matter,” al-Turki said. “They will get the information that they need from him and then they will let him go.”

Al-Farhan, who blogs at alfarhan.org, is one of the few Saudi Web commentators who uses his own name, according to the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

He was was arrested at his Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, office by government agents who also seized his laptop from his home, the organization said in a statement issued in late December.

The American Islamic Congress, a U.S.-based non-profit organization with bureaus in Basra, Iraq, and Cairo, Egypt, has launched an online letter-writing campaign seeking the release al-Farhan, whom they call “the godfather of Saudi blogging.”

Fellow Saudi blogger Ahmed al-Omran told CNN that he “wasn’t shocked” by al-Farhan’s arrest, but “it was disturbing.”

“All he did was express his opinions in a very obvious way and he didn’t threaten anyone,” al-Omran said. “He was advocating against violence and terrorism.”

Al-Omran said that al-Farhan stopped blogging for a few months in late 2006 after the Interior Ministry ordered him to take down a blog he was operating. But he began again later in 2007 at a new online site.

Savage Suit Against CAIR

Michael Savage has taking the next step in the war against Terror Support Group CAIR. They have taken his broadcast and butchered it by taking segments to make him look Anti-Muslim. In the creation of their own clip, they have removed the context in which it was originally intended and used this to blackmail advertisers into dropping ads normally run on his shows time…

Savage contends the use of his broadcast is in violation of his copyrights. I think Libel and Slander should be added to the suit myself as that is the goal of CAIRs little mockary…

Additionally Savage should go after their infringement of his First Amendment Rights. Their attack on him is in violation of the First Amendment and they are using this to Financially harm him.

In addition the advertisers need to step up and renounce CAIR. They should also consider lawsuits against CAIR for their blackmail and intimidation tactics of threatingt loss of business if they continued to air ads on Savages time blocks…

CAIR is not a human rights group. Our government refuses to prosecute this terror supporting group, see any article on the Holy Land Foundation and read up on CAIR. See what they really are. See their support for the the Fireworks kids etc…

If CAIR  gets away with this one, then there is not much hope for America. The next step for CAIR will to be prosecution of any Non-Muslims because Muslims are offended by them… We will all have to Convert to Satisfy CAIR.

SAN FRANCISCO —  A conservative radio talk show host sued an Islamic civil rights group on Monday for copyright infringement over the organization’s use of a portion of his show in which he called the Koran a “book of hate.”

Michael Savage said the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, violated his rights by wrongfully using a 4-minute segment of his Oct. 29 “The Savage Nation” show in a letter-writing campaign directed against talk radio advertisers. Audio from the show remained on CAIR’s Web site Monday.

In the broadcast, Savage called the Muslim holy book “a throwback document” and a “book of hate.”

“What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in when you let them in here with that throwback document in their hand, which is a book of hate,” Savage said during the portion of the broadcast highlighted by CAIR. “Don’t tell me I need reeducation. They need deportation.”

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Savage said he was talking about Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his dangerous and violent brand of Islamic extremism, not about the religion in general.

Savage said he strongly supports freedom of speech, but “it’s another thing to take away a man’s millstone and try to put him out of business.” /**/

A CAIR spokeswoman, who said the audio was not a four-minute segment, but a series of clips separated by beeps, called the suit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, “bizarre, sloppy and baseless.”

“We expect to prevail based on the facts, the law and the Constitution,” Amina Rubin said.

The group’s “repackaging” of Savage’s comments was “deliberately designed to obscure the specific message conveyed by Michael Savage,” according to the suit. “The actual message, while highly provocative and strongly worded, was not intended as an attack on people of faith.”

CAIR claims advertisers have stopped airing or refuse to air commercials during Savage’s show.

Bill Crawford, a spokesman for Talk Radio Network, which syndicates the Savage show, said “there have been advertisers who’ve canceled Michael’s show because of the CAIR situation.” He refused to identify the companies or reveal the amount of lost revenue. Savage said he’s lost at least $1 million in revenue.

The suit alleges CAIR is not a civil rights group, but a political organization funded by foreigners with ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. CAIR denies those claims, saying it opposes terrorism and religious extremism.

Gillian Gibbons – Fuzzy Wuzzy Muhammad Teacher Pardoned

After intense political pressure the Sudanese Government has decided to pardon Gibbons. TThis is stunning news that I was not expecting, but welcome highly. Many western Muslims have insisted that Gibbons should not have been arrested in the first place.

Now the government will need to control any backlash from the protestors they let march for her death. Hopefully the Sudanese governments ploy to let the people get their anger out through the protests will be enough and riots will be avoided.

Many thanks from the world to Lord Nazir Ahmed and Baroness Sayeeda Arsi, as without their visit and diplomatic discussions, this surely would not have come to fruition.

KHARTOUM, Sudan —  Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday agreed to pardon a British teacher jailed here after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad — putting an end to a case that has outraged Britons and Muslims around the world.

The teacher, Gillian Gibbons, said she did not intend to offend anyone and had great respect for Islam. Officials with al-Bashir’s office said she would be released later Monday.

“The president has told us he has already signed the papers for her pardon,” Lord Nazir Ahmed told reporters after a meeting with al-Bashir at his presidential palace. He and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a fellow Muslim representative from Britain’s House of Lords, had been meeting with al-Bashir to plea for Gibbons’ pardon.

Sudanese presidential spokesman Mahzoub Faidul told The Associated Press that Gibbons would “be released today and will fly back to England today.” However, Travel agents in Sudan said the earliest European-bound flights would not leave Khartoum until the early hours on Tuesday.

British embassy spokesman Omar Daair said “arrangements for her release are being made,” but he would not more provide more details for security reasons.

In a written statement released by the presidential palace and read by Warsi to reporters, 54-year-old Gibbons said she was sorry if she caused any “distress.”

“I have a great respect for the Islamic religion and would not knowingly offend anyone,” Gibbons, who was convicted on Thursday, said in the statement.

“I am looking forward to seeing my family and friends, but I am very sorry that I will be unable to return to Sudan,” the statement read.

In Britain, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was delighted by news.

“Common sense has prevailed,” Brown said in a statement released by his office.

Gibbons was sentenced on Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation for insulting Islam because she allowed her students to name a class teddy bear Muhammad, seen as a reference to Islam’s most revered figure, the Prophet Muhammad.

The teacher’s conviction under Sudan’s Islamic Sharia law shocked Britons, and the British government has said it was working with Sudan’s regime to win her release.

Gibbons escaped harsher punishment that could have included up to 40 lashes, six months in prison and a fine. Her time in jail since her arrest last Sunday counts toward the sentence.

During her trial, the weeping teacher said she had intended no harm. Her students, overwhelmingly Muslim, chose the name for the bear, and Muhammad is one of the most common names for men in the Arab world. Muslim scholars generally agree that intent is a key factor in determining if someone has violated Islamic rules against insulting the prophet.

But the case was caught up in the ideology that al-Bashir’s Islamic regime has long instilled in Sudan, a mix of anti-colonialism, religious fundamentalism and a sense that the West is besieging Islam.

The case sparked harsh criticism from many Muslims in the West who said she should have never been arrested. On Monday, Inayat Bunglawala, a spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, welcomed the news of her pardon.

“It will be wonderful to see her back in the U.K. I am sure she will be welcomed by both Muslims and non-Muslims after her quite terrible ordeal at the hands of the Sudanese authorities,” Bunglawala said.

There were also concerns for Gibbons’ safety after thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and swords and beating drums, burned pictures of her and demanded her execution during a rally in the capital Khartoum on Friday.

She was moved from the Omdurman women’s prison to a secret location on Friday after the angry demonstrations against her, her lawyer said.

There was no overt sign that the government organized the protest, but such a rally could not have taken place without at least official assent.

CAIR Orders OfficeMax To Stop Advertising on Michael Savage’s Show

ACT has published a piece calling on Americans to apply an equal amount of pressure of OfficeMax for their pulling of ads from Michael Savage’s show based on CAIR’s threats

When will American’s stop letting CAIR determine what we can and cannot hear. These guys are criminals who are financing terror around the world. Let’s put a stop to them.

Do your part and contact Officemax and stop doing business with them until they get their heads out of their asses…

See the end of the post for contact information:

ACT in WND article on CAIR and Michael Savage law suit

comment by Jerry Gordonmichaelsavage-cover.jpgWorldNetDaily has this important article chronicling the track record of CAIR officials in fronting terrorist funding and the current law suit filed by talk radio host Michael Savage of “Savage Nation” for violation of his and our first amendment rights. CAIR is playing it dumb when questioned about the legal matter. ACT is not, and that is a point that this WorldNetArticle is making by the email alert we sent out to tens of thousands of members about the OfficeMax advertising ‘blacklist’ of the Michael savage by CAIR.This message should be familiar to many of you valued ACT members:

That prompted the group ACT for America to launch an alert suggesting people call OfficeMax to encourage the company to reverse its decision.

“Call the OfficeMax office headquarters … and when you get an operator, in a polite but firm manner, tell the operator you have heard about the company’s decision to stop advertising on the Michael Savage program because of the pressure from CAIR. Tell them you will no longer shop at OfficeMax until OfficeMax reverses this ill-advised decision,” the advisory said.

“If CAIR can succeed in this effort to silence Michael Savage, consider the chilling effect this will have on every talk radio host in America,” wrote American Congress for Truth founder Brigitte Gabriel in the alert.

Bravo to Joseph Farah of WND and brava to colleague Brigitte Gabriel. ACT is having an impact out there in the current battle to bring truth about what CAIR is all about. Our good friend Michael Savage has noted that on his national talk radio program several times. Thanks, Michael, you are the best in the fight against IslamoNazism.

 

CAIR: Civil rights advocates or radical Islamists?
Muslim lobby group has troubling record of terror arrests

WorldNetDaily, December 1, 2007

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, says its aim is “to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”

Maybe so, but federal prosecutors have also named the group an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas, several of CAIR’s leaders have been convicted on terror charges since 9/11, and one of its founders has reportedly declared that America should be governed by Islamic sharia law.

Adding to the controversy over the high-profile lobby group, CAIR is now being sued by radio talk show host Michael Savage over CAIR’s attacks on him and what he says constitute illegal use of his broadcasts.

The lawsuit alleges CAIR is a “political vehicle of international terrorism” that seeks to do “material harm to those voices who speak against the violent agenda of CAIR’s clients.” Filed in U.S. District Court in California, the suit seeks damages equal to the ongoing donations from CAIR supporters “who expect CAIR to act in this manner in exchange for continuing financial support” as well as “actual damages according to proof.”

The focal point of the lawsuit is a series of audio clips CAIR has been using in its promotions and fundraisings.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for CAIR, told WND the group would not comment on the action until the document had been reviewed.

Although the news media generally have portrayed CAIR as a legitimate civil rights group, the organization has had a hard time maintaining its squeaky clean image.

FBI agents arrest CAIR Texas founder Ghassan Elashi and brothers in 2002.

For instance, as WND has reported, Ghassan Elashi, a board member of CAIR’s Texas chapter, was convicted in 2005 of channeling funds to a high-ranking official of Hamas – which the U.S. government officially designates a terrorist organization.

As WND reported in October 2006, Elashi was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for financial ties to a high-ranking Hamas terrorist and for making illegal computer exports to countries that back terrorism.

Other CAIR figures convicted since 9-11 are Randall Todd “Ismail” Royer, a former communications specialist and civil rights coordinator, and Bassem Khafagi, former director of community relations.

Royer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges he trained in Virginia for holy war against the United States and sent several members to Pakistan to join Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Kashmiri terrorist group with reported ties to al-Qaida.

In a plea bargain, Royer claimed he never intended to hurt anyone but admitted he organized the holy warriors after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.

After his arrest, Royer sought legal counsel from Hamas lawyer Stanley Cohen, who said after 9-11 he would consider serving as a defense lawyer for Osama bin Laden if the al-Qaida leader were captured.

Khafagi was arrested in January 2003 while serving with CAIR and convicted on fraud and terrorism charges.

Current CAIR leaders also have made statements in support of Hamas and the domination of the U.S. by Islam.

As WorldNetDaily reported, CAIR’s chairman of the board, Omar Ahmad, was cited by a California newspaper in 1998 declaring the Quran should be America’s highest authority.

He also was reported to have said Islam is not in America to be equal to any other religion but to be dominant.

Just this past June, CAIR itself was named, along with two other prominent U.S. Islamic groups, as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a plot to fund Hamas. Federal prosecutors also cited the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust as participants in a plot with five officials of the defunct Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

CAIR is a spinoff of the defunct Islamic Association for Palestine, launched by Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook and former university professor Sami al-Arian, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to provide services to Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

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Last March, the House Republican Conference urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cancel an event hosted on Capitol Hill by CAIR, calling the group “terrorist apologists.”

And the group’s regular meetings with the Justice Department and FBI have prompted complaints from case agents, who say the bureau rarely can make a move in the Muslim community without first consulting with CAIR, which sits on its advisory board.

CAIR has even conducted “sensitivity” and cultural training with federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and with the military. In June of last year, a senior Department of Homeland Security official from Washington guided CAIR officials on a behind-the-scenes tour of Customs screening operations at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in response to CAIR complaints that Muslim travelers were being unfairly delayed as they entered the U.S. from abroad.

Last year, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., withdrew an award she gave to a local CAIR official, saying she was concerned about some statements by CAIR leaders.

Savage’s lawsuit follows a CAIR campaign to influence advertisers to abandon the popular talker’s program. CAIR’s recent announcement said OfficeMax, a leading office products retailer, had joined “a growing list of companies” withdrawing advertising from Savage’s program because of his opinions regarding Islam.

That prompted the group ACT for America to launch an alert suggesting people call OfficeMax to encourage the company to reverse its decision.

“Call the OfficeMax office headquarters … and when you get an operator, in a polite but firm manner, tell the operator you have heard about the company’s decision to stop advertising on the Michael Savage program because of the pressure from CAIR. Tell them you will no longer shop at OfficeMax until OfficeMax reverses this ill-advised decision,” the advisory said.

“If CAIR can succeed in this effort to silence Michael Savage, consider the chilling effect this will have on every talk radio host in America,” wrote American Congress for Truth founder Brigitte Gabriel in the alert.

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Gabrial Vs. Vickers

More imporant than Atlas’ first note, is that Vickers claims NOT A SINGLE muslim in the US supports or condones the calling for death of Gillian Gibbons… He can speak for millions of Muslims in the US. Anyone remember the muslims in Paterson, NJ celebrating after 9/11. I do. I lived less than 2 miles from where they were. I suggest listening to the whole broadcast and pay close attention to what Vickers is saying…

 

Note the first Islamic lie — 7 million Muslims in America (more like 2 million).
Again the meme, only a tiny number of extremists — hundreds of million is a fraction of 1.3 billion but its a lot of jihad.

Atlas reader x_dhimmi was great enough to capture this vidclip for anyone who missed the wondrous Brigitte Gabriel take on an Islamist :

Brigitte debated Eric Vickers of the American Muslim Council on Sudan
islamists calling for the death of Gillian Gibbons, the Brit teacher
jailed for allowing her 2nd Grade students to name a teddy bear
Muhammed.

BTW, if you missed my radio show with Brigitte, listen here. IMAO, It’s my best and certainly my favorite. She is so my girl, And get involved.